Walker Art Center

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Free Verse: Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

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Separately and together, writer Neil Gaiman and visual artist Dave McKean are two of the fantasy fields most extraordinary innovators. Gaimans writings occupy nearly every storytelling medium, including the epic comic-book series The Sandman, the BBC series Neverwhere, and the bestselling novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Coraline. McKeans stylistically unconventional work in photography, collage, sculpture, painting, drawing, and film, along with his mammoth graphic novel Cages prove him to be a vivid storyteller in his own right. Their intensive collaborations range from graphic novels to childrens books; their most recent feat is the visually magical feature-length film Mirrormask, directed by McKean with screenplay by Gaiman. The artists will present work both verbal and visual, followed by an onstage conversation.

Free Verse is copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books.